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  • Best thing

    Variety in shifts and services worked.
    Not stuck in an office or at a desk.
    Working alongside amazing onboard, station, and cleaning colleagues who offer assistance and friendliness whenever needed.
    Great communication and support from local/depot management.
    Opportunities to problem solve and help people in difficult situations.
    Rarely bored or left with nothing to do.
    Great benefits/perks with First Group.
    Small company compared to a lot of TOCs with a more compact network so feels a bit more tight-knit and friendly.

    Worst thing

    If shift work isn't for you then you will struggle with the job.
    Out of touch head office/upper company management who have no appreciation for the difficulties of frontline roles.
    All other non-management, frontline grades are consistently and obviously shown to be second best compared to train driver grade.
    Company actively dislikes internal "promotions" for frontline colleagues.
    Operational communication and planning/resilience could be greatly improved.

    7.6

    Employee, April 2021

    • Β£29,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Great salary, great working conditions, excellent pension, not stuck behind a desk, every day is different, 4 day week, excellent overtime potential, great benefits, friendly colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours

    8.4

    Driver, December 2020

    • Β£58,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Travelling across the country

    Worst thing

    Shifts start time and end time

    8.9

    Conductor, November 2020

    • Β£16.68 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The people, the pay and overall a good company to work for.

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful, unsociable hours. Working alone.

    6.6

    Station supervisor, August 2020

    • Β£13.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The passing scenery

    Worst thing

    Walking to a train at a depot in the rain/snow

    9.4

    Train driver, August 2020

    • Β£58,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The pay and benefits, hours per week. Final salary pension scheme

    Worst thing

    Nothing really. Maybe early starts sometimes.

    10.0

    Driver, July 2020

    • Β£60,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    9.5

    Train driver, June 2020

    • Β£60,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Flexibility, time off, 4 day week

    Worst thing

    Strange shifts

    9.5

    Train driver, May 2020

    • Β£31.77 per hour
    • 25 or older